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QQOTD- Queer Question of the Day - Page 2post #21 of 1965/28/12 at 5:01pmpost #22 of 1965/29/12 at 8:34amThread Starter
Desert - I never read Spiritual Midwifery because it seemed a little technical for me, and I'm not interested in becoming a midwife. I am a doula working on my certification and I have read Ina May's Guide to Childbirth. It's very good. I would recommend people who are about to have babies only read the first 2 sections and maybe save the third for later because it could be distressing. In the second part she talks about her theories on birth which are very enlightening. She may talk about those in Spiritual Midwifery also, I don't know.
Also, I have her newest book, Birth Matters but I haven't read it yet. .
Right now I'm reading Jeneration X: One Reluctant Adult's Attempt to Unarrest Her Arrested Development; Or, Why It's Never Too Late for Her Dumb Ass to Learn Why Froot Loops Are Not for Dinner by Jen Lancaster. She writes funny memoirs that area a little goofy sometimes but lots of fun. This one is about her reluctantly learning how to be an adult.post #23 of 1965/29/12 at 1:18pmpost #24 of 1965/29/12 at 3:34pmThread Starter
QQOTD -- Besides roller derby and chasing toddlers, what to you like to do for physical activity/exercise?
I belong to a gym, and I will usually go there and spend about 40 minutes on the elliptical while I watch trashy TV. Lately, Real Housewives of Orange County is on every time I go. I like the elliptical because it's good aerobic exercise and it's low impact. I like the Housewives because they're ridiculous.
I also do vinyasa flow-style yoga 2 times a week or so. I started going to reduce my stress and find balance as I TTC, but I really got hooked. It's been a long time since I did yoga regularly and I'm glad I got back into it. It makes me feel stronger, and it is good for stretching tight muscles. My studio is convenient to get to after work and on the weekends, and I pay $50 for a month of unlimited classes. They have good teachers and lots of classes. I take level 1-2 during the week and a level 1-prenatal ok class that is more gentle. Besides these things, I walk quite a bit because I like it and because we don't have a car.post #25 of 1965/29/12 at 5:22pmpost #26 of 1965/30/12 at 4:43ampost #27 of 1965/30/12 at 4:59am
I mainly walk... I aim for 5K a day and then any incidental walking on top of that. It's been more difficult as it gets hotter... so either I start getting up earlier or go at night. I used to run, but it's not comfortable anymore because my asthma is worse with the pregnancy. Once we're back in town, there's a prenatal yoga class once a week that I'll try to get to.
We had a Y membership too, and we might renew that. :)post #28 of 1965/30/12 at 8:38am
My primary activity is riding my bike. We no longer own a car, so I use my bike to get everywhere, most of the year. I'm riding 70-80 miles a week at the moment. I love it!
I also dance. I am a huge fan of contact improvisation. I go to a jam once a week, plus workshops whenever I can get away and afford them. Every minute spent in the dance studio is a good thing for me...I wish I could do more of it!
Beyond that, I play with my kid, and that's usually pretty high energy. I'm the "rough-housing" parent in the family.post #29 of 1965/30/12 at 8:55ampost #30 of 1965/30/12 at 4:59pm
I've missed the first few questions but wanted to join in on the conversation.
So, going way back to the first one.... DW and I met at a birthday celebration at a bar. The girl I was dating and the time was friends with my DW and her ex. The four of us went dancing that night and our ex's weren't really into dancing, so DW and I danced together and I was hooked from there This is that night:
Second, I have been reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. It is a great book and does a wonderful job of balancing history, science and character development. My coworker gave it to me on World Book Day.
And finally, My wife and I are caretakers at a state park and so we live out where there are a ton of wonderful hiking trails. There is also a river right next to us so we go swimming in the summer and do a lot of hiking/biking all year round.
Thank you all for sharing your stories, books and workout information. It is wonderful to get to read about you all in ways that aren't TTC related.post #31 of 1965/30/12 at 6:29pmi am back to join the convo...
QQOTD#1: DP and I met through my and my XH's roommate. roommate and DP attended the same college. roommate brought her home to "study" but DP was in a relationship and not interested. but i was interested in DP as soon as i met her! i asked kept asking roommate to invite her friend over or if we could have a girls night, just roommate, DP and i. then i learned that DP was breaking up with her GF. i was in an open relationship with my then husband and started calling DP and meeting up with her myself. DH renigged on the open relationship after i started seeing DP and threatened divorce. i said ok, and DP and i have been together ever since!
funny thing is that after 10 years, XH got in touch with me again and we have become good friends, the three of us! in fact, we just decided tonight to spend the summer/fall traveling doing music festivals and renaissance faires together! C.R.A.Z.Y.
QQOTD#2: i'm currently reading The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding in preperation of becoming a LLL leader! it's actually a good read! i love that they include partner/girlfriend/wife among husband/boyfriend as possible parents/support persons!
QQOTD#3: i don't do a whole lot to be active other than chasing around the kidlet, taking walks to the park, and the like. i should really be better about that!post #32 of 1965/30/12 at 10:55pm
I am reading nothing at the moment though i have about 5 book waiting for me to jump in.. I have not had any time to actually read.. ive been so busy with extra work and mom visiting.. I have a problem of when i pick up a book.. i do not put it down.. I will read the whole thing in a day..
QQOTD # 3.. We joined the Y and try to make it at least 2 x a week..I also chase many toddlers all day long .. I enjoy swimming and now that it is warmer out we will be swimming more! OH how I miss AZ where I can swim most of the year :)post #33 of 1965/31/12 at 10:28amQQOTD: Like Cananny, I get most of my fitness requirements on the job! But instead of chasing toddlers, I'm hauling tools and materials: I work in construction, and though I'm generally a very high energy person, it can be pretty exhausting. Still, I like that I'm being paid to build my muscles.
Since getting serious about TTC prep about 8 months ago, I also started doing yoga a couple times a week. It remains a big challenge for me, but I feel that it's been a big help in bringing more (much needed!) calmness into my life.post #34 of 1965/31/12 at 10:36amAlso, Pokey, I can't believe you only pay $50 for unlimited yoga at your studio!!! Around here, it's at least $100 for an unlimited pass, or maybe $75 if you commit to 6 months. We've got a ton of studios around town, and they all seem to charge about the same. My teacher is an old friend, and I have a discount arranged with her, but even then I think it comes to $10/class. Yikes.post #35 of 1965/31/12 at 11:08amThread Starter
Granite - I know it's a great deal! I think that's why it got so popular. Most other studios around here are over $100 a month for unlimited. My studio recently raised the price to $65 a month, but they had a deal that if you signed up for a year of automatic renewal, you could keep the $50/month price for that year. I signed up to lock in that price and I figure I'll be going there for a while because they have prenatal and postnatal and kids yoga classes too. They have a package for prenatal unlimited classes that is even less because there are only 4 classes offered per week.post #36 of 1965/31/12 at 3:21pmThread Starter
QQOTD -- What (or who) is getting on your nerves?
Here's what's getting on my nerves. The rinky-dink supply room situation at work. I work for a major corporation that you would think could afford to provide its employees with basic office supplies. You know, things that we need to do our jobs EVERY DAY! But no, I go to the supply room and we are totally out of staples. STAPLES people! Seriously? The funny thing is our office is 2 blocks from a Staples store, and we order our office supplies from Staples, and yet we have no staples. How are we supposed to keep papers together? We also have no blue pens. Rant over. Thank you.post #37 of 1965/31/12 at 4:12pmLol, I would imagine that there is a stapler somewhere with staples in it. Or a whole box of staples in someone's desk. Where I used to work there would often be none in supply but many at every workstation.
The only thing I can think of that gets on my nerves is drama. People getting sucked into it, creating it or thinking I am interested in it.post #38 of 1965/31/12 at 4:58pmThread Starterpost #39 of 1965/31/12 at 6:15pmHaha, I just don't do drama. For a minute I wondered if the word would make everyone think I hate theater but I'm glad you get it.
Lol, we read some Winnie the Poo before bed and O thoughtfully explained to A that the character's saw their own fears in their reflections but then he asked, "What kind of bear is that small?" I was like, "I think Christoper Robin is imagining this with his toys." Dude almost lost it, "What part of the story do they say that?"post #40 of 1966/1/12 at 4:16pmThread Starter
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